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2018

Shuttering Toys 'R' Us stores in United States put Apple products on clearance

Friday March 16, 2018

The closure of all Toys 'R' Us stores in the United States could be beneficial for people looking to save money on Apple merchandise, as some of the chain's shuttering retail outlets are discounting the Apple TV, iPod touch, iPads, and other items in the clearance sale.

Apple's MacBook sales growth may outpace both iPhone and iPad this year

Friday March 16, 2018

Apple may be looking at a huge year for MacBooks, with growth having a chance to exceed that of every other Apple product line, including the iPhone and iPad.

Ubisoft reboots 'Might & Magic' on iPhone, while beta testing for 'Ark: Survival Evolved' on iOS commences

Friday March 16, 2018

Two more games heading to iPhone and iPad have opened up for registrations before they launch, with Ubisoft's 'Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians' reviving the RPG franchise in May, while the developers of 'Ark: Survival Evolved' are accepting sign-ups for iOS beta testing.

Lyft officially begins testing monthly ridesharing subscriptions

Friday March 16, 2018

Lyft has reportedly begun testing "All-Access Plans," letting select people receive a certain number of rides for "free" each month with a regular fee.

Google claims Android is "as safe as the competition" despite its outdated install base

Friday March 16, 2018

Google's head of Android security David Kleidermacher claimed in an interview that "Android is now as safe as the competition" on the release of the company's 2017 Android Security report, which seeks to reassure users that it is doing everything it can to protect them from malware and exploits. The problem is that Google can't secure the 2 billion Androids it claims as its platform.

Apple to host educational event in Chicago on March 27

Friday March 16, 2018

Apple on Friday sent an email to AppleInsider and other press outlets, inviting them to an educational event in Chicago scheduled for 10 a.m. local time on March 27.

AppleInsider Podcast discusses Siri's rocky start, Google Assistant on iPad, and Fitibit for kids

Friday March 16, 2018

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor talks about Siri, the spat between people responsible for it, Google Assistant on the iPad, and the problems around a Fitbit for kids.

SwiftKey updated with new 'Toolbar' for quick access to GIFs, emoji and clipboard text

Friday March 16, 2018

Microsoft on Thursday released an update to its SwiftKey predictive keyboard app for iOS and Android, adding a number of enhancements including the Toolbar, an expandable menu that sits atop the keyboard for easy access to frequently used features.

Google's AI-powered Google Lens rolls out on iOS

Thursday March 15, 2018

Google in a tweet on Thursday said its Google Lens visual search feature will roll out to iOS devices over the coming week as part of update to the company's Google Photos app.

More Safari exploits demonstrated at Pwn2Own 2018

Thursday March 15, 2018

The second day of Pwn2Own 2018 saw Apple's Safari exploited twice, with one team completing its attempt within the competition's 30-minute, three-try guidelines, while another group demonstrated a bug in four attempts.

How to snag an invitation to play Fortnite on iOS and an early hands-on

Thursday March 15, 2018

Epic Games on Thursday began the process of sending out a first wave of invitations to play the iOS port of its popular game Fortnite, which the company claims will deliver a "full battle royale experience" on mobile. Here's how to sign up.

Lowest Prices of 2018: 15" MacBook Pros from $2,149 ($250-$300 off); $250 off 13" Touch Bars; high-end 27" iMac 5K for $2,299

Thursday March 15, 2018

Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on Apple's current generation of Macs at Adorama with discounts of up to $300 off. Pick up a Mid-2017 15" MacBook Pro for just $2,149 or a premium Mid-2017 27" iMac 5K with Radeon 580 graphics for $2,299 ($200 off) -- all with no tax outside NY and NJ.

The App Store has reportedly been blocked in Iran

Thursday March 15, 2018

Users in Iran can no longer connect to, download apps from or browse Apple's App Store, as an apparent ban put in place on Thursday is blocking attempts to access the digital storefront.

Highly questionable video claims to show 'iPhone SE 2' with iPhone X styling

Thursday March 15, 2018

A dubious video has started to circulate on Weibo that claims to show the upcoming 'iPhone SE 2' using the same design language as the iPhone X, but the smartphone appearing in the brief clip is probably not the follow-up to the iPhone SE, for a number of reasons.

Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5W

Thursday March 15, 2018

The new PowerWave 7.5 Charging Pad and Charging Stand are the first from Anker to support 7.5W, allowing for quicker charge times that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X are capable of now.

Major Qualcomm shareholder says he opposed Broadcom bid in hopes of settlement with Apple

Thursday March 15, 2018

The head of a mutual fund with 8.3 million shares in Qualcomm says he opposed Broadcom's now-aborted $117 billion takeover bid, thinking Qualcomm can do better -- so long as it settles its legal battles with Apple.

Ex-Apple executives snipe on Twitter following Siri launch account

Thursday March 15, 2018

The day after an account surfaced that laid out the troubled history of Apple's Siri feature before, at, and after launch, a few of the report's key players are arguing about it on Twitter.

Play games on your Mac installed on another computer with Steam In-Home Streaming

Thursday March 15, 2018

If you want to play games on a Mac that has lower specifications than ideally needed to play properly, it is possible to take advantage of the hardware of a more powerful Mac or PC elsewhere on the home network to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. AppleInsider explains how to set up Steam's In-Home Streaming function to remotely play your game collection.

Apple Music rival iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy protection

Thursday March 15, 2018

iHeartMedia -- the operator of nearly 850 U.S. radio stations, as well as streaming and concert businesses -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it looks to cope with more than $20 billion in debt.

Apple denies French government's 'abusive commercial practices' accusation

Thursday March 15, 2018

Apple has responded to accusations by the French government that it is taking advantage of the country's developers, dismissing claims of 'abusive commercial practices' by highlighting the funds paid to the nation's iOS app developers and the support it provides to both application producers and their users.